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Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow!!

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow!
by Gary Woods

If you've ever gotten a new computer and been faced with the task of getting all your old stuff over to your new machine you need to meet my friend Alohabob. Bob makes a product called the PC Re-locator Ultra Control which retails for $69.95 and makes it incredibly easy to move from one computer to another.

Alohabob moves complete applications, as well as settings and data from one PC to another. This includes Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Outlook Express and Netscape.

Unlike any other migration tool, Alohabob has a color-coding system that helps you determine which applications can and can't be moved and allows you to print out a list of everything before you transfer anything. Another cool feature is that Alohabob lets you stop and exit once you've scanned your system then return later without a rescan.

In expert mode there are six ways to get your data transferred including USB 2.0 and the new Ethernet crossover cable support. The best part is that all the cables are included in the boxed version.

Falling under the category of it's always good to have a backdoor; Alohabob lets you completely undo the migration if you decide it didn't work. If you decide to keep the migration the post-migration report shows you a filterable list of warnings and errors including things created, things replaced and not replaced.

So if it's time to move on, give Alohabob a look.

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Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. You can hear Gary on the Radio at 1290 AM Monday 9-10 AM and he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc